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Persona 5 Royal PS4 Review – Extensive & Entertaining

P5R speaks volumes about the social miscommunication and disconnect between two generations

98%

I highly recommend Persona 5 Royal to anyone who hasn’t tried JRPG or if someone just wants a different experience, one that you would never get again.

  • Story
  • Gameplay
  • Music
  • Graphics

As someone who had never gotten into playing any of the games in the Persona series, I was hesitant to get started as part of me thought that Persona 5 Royal would not be a good point to jump into, but after early jitters, Persona 5 Royal won me over in under 10 minutes of starting the title.

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From the surface, Persona 5 and its subsequent expansion Persona 5 Royal doesn’t make sense, the starts with the worst possible outcome for your character as you are wrongfully convicted and sent to Tokyo to another High School with other students who share a criminal past, this moment is where the game story starts and it won’t make sense until you dive a bit deeper.

Persona 5 Royal Review

As you progress in the game, you learn that you aren’t the only one with a conspiracy attached to, each character you meet in the game has something to offer. Persona 5 Royale seems like a perfect marriage of two games that work simultaneously to deliver a great storyline.

In the real world, you are a high schooler who has to build relationships and work your way to redemption by performing tasks like excelling in school, get a job, and every other teenager thing that you can think of.

But it is the metaverse that is going to blow your mind off, think of the metaverse as an extension of your characters submerged psyche and your job in the metaverse is to change the hearts and perceptions of adults who have been wronging children.

Gameplay

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Person 5 Royale speaks volumes about the social miscommunication between two generations of people who have given up on understanding each other while the one in power dominates the lives of the children with impunity.

The metaverse takes you to Palaces in the game and this is different for every character that you’re trying to change the heart of. At times Persona 5 Royal feels like a commentary that the developers have created a game around.

As for Persona 5 Royal, it touches all the bases that you would like in a game, it has challenges that will rival even the best of the games in other genres, the action-based combat system isn’t for everyone but it works like a charm in the game.

Characters

Each character has a persona and it ranges from everything that you could wonder. The more time you put in the game, Persona 5 Royal rewards you for it, the game has a different feel to it.

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At times it feels like going through seasons upon seasons of your favorite anime, with perfect voice lines that have been translated properly over from Japanese to well-defined characters, you get to see the point of view of every character in the game.

These characters each have wonderful and well-defined character arcs, nothing and no one feels left out or cut short. The major bulk of the feels is delivered during the endgame scenarios of Persona 5 Royal.

Once you get into the Palaces, the dungeons and Mementos things start to change and these things keep on giving you different perspectives. I never thought that any game would have me thinking about each and every choice I made in the game wondering if any different choice would lead towards a different course in the game.

Story

It is expected a game to have a few twists and turns that make the plot of the game interesting but to have the plot evolve as you progress along and to execute it in such a style that it brings the best out of an entire genre is an achievement of brilliance. At no point will you think that Persona 5 Royal gets stale, there is always something to do and you are racing against time which keeps on building this feeling of anxiety, adding to the enjoyment of the game.

Verdict

Persona 5 Royal is a time killer, if you had never tested out such a game they sound dull in the beginning. With patience and exploration, P5R can consume your focus encouraging gamer’s to dive deeper into a psychological world of heroes and villains. Skill Sets, Monsters, Dungeons, Palaces, Side Objectives, Persona 5 Royal is filled with a lot of stuff. It is not something you can finish in a day or two, at a point when you hit the wall, P5R is capable of throwing a new twist.

Persona 5 Royal will find a place in your head and burrow itself making you think about each and every moment that you spend playing it. I highly recommend Persona 5 Royal to anyone who hasn’t tried JRPG or if someone just wants a different experience, one that you would never get again.

98%

I highly recommend Persona 5 Royal to anyone who hasn’t tried JRPG or if someone just wants a different experience, one that you would never get again.

  • Story
  • Gameplay
  • Music
  • Graphics

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